The purists will say don’t add a thing to that cup. We believe that our coffee should stand on its own with no added ingredients and it does. But who would add Cayenne???
That said, we won’t judge you for adding nutrition to your brew. We have always promoted blending fats for nutrient density and hormone control. So how can you use what you have in your kitchen to increase the power of your morning pick me up?
Our favorite secret ingredient combination comes from the crew at the Caveman Coffee Cave in Santa Fe, NM. They are adding fats, cinnamon and cayenne pepper to a drink they call the Lencho. Sounds crazy but it’s crazy good! It tastes exactly like a dark chocolate bar with some spice at the end smooth and rich with a little kick.
What you need:
- 10 oz Americano or Brewed Coffee
- 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 Tablespoon MCT or coconut oil
- 1 Teaspoon Cacao Butter
- 1 Dash Cinnamon
- 1 Dash Cayenne Pepper
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 20 seconds.
So why these ingredients?
First, 3 of these are fats. We just can’t get enough fat. Fat fuels your body. Fat powers your brain. Fat controls hunger cravings. Fat powers your muscles.
Do we need to say more? Benefits of MCT oil range from increased energy, better digestive function, and even bacteria and infection prevention. Cacao is an antioxidant-rich superfood. It’s also a stimulant so adding it to a caffeinated beverage will keep you alert, long past a regular cup of joe. Best of all, adding fats to your cup helps control the insulin spike that occurs when drinking black coffee. Essentially, you’re mitigating the caffeine crash and maintaining your energy in a sustainable way.
The next two ingredients bring the HEAT, flavor, and a variety of other benefits.
Cinnamon is delicious, comforting, has a ton of health benefits. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to help fight infections for hundreds of years. It has recently been discovered to help improve sensitivity to the insulin hormone. It also lowers blood sugar by interacting with enzymes that slow the breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract. Cinnamon has also been found to have anti-cancer and anti-viral qualities. Learn more
Cayenne pepper has been used as a medicine for over 9,000 years. It stimulates circulation, aids in digestion and neutralizes acid. It’s even used to lower cholesterol, stop headaches and target blood clotting. It contains vitamin A, C, B6, K and E. A little goes a long way and its anti-inflammatory qualities can be helpful towards a number of autoimmune diseases caused by inflammation. Read more here
While a delicious cup of single estate coffee can stand on its own, the above mentioned benefits will transform that cup into tasty, super hero fuel! Take on your day powered by THE LENCHO! Order Coffee Here